Friday, February 29, 2008

Body of Model Katoucha Found in the Seine

French police have found the body of Katoucha. She had been missing since January. There is no sign of foul play and it is suspected that the renowned model accidentally slipped into the river Seine.

In a time when there is so much talk about the lack of ethnic diversity on the runways, it is important to note that Katoucha was one of the first African models to rise to fame as a muse for YSL. She was a victim of genital mutilation and dedicated herself to speaking out against the practice later in her career. She will be missed. [Associated Press]

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